Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Serena & Lily Summer Tent Sale

Just a quick post today to let you know that one of my favorite home decor stores, Serena & Lily, launched there Summer Tent Sale this morning!  Serena & Lily provide some of the best coastal decor items I've seen (seriously, I want to live in their Westport store) and right now everything in their sale is 30% - 70% off.  I've been eyeing some of their beach towels and bedding for months now and may just have to treat myself.  Happy shopping!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Why Rent If You Can Buy

Though interest rates continue to rise in 2018, they have not increased as much as we initially expected and are still considered to be low. Yet a large portion of Americans are still renting properties, instead of enjoying a home of their own. Consumer reports believe this is an issue because of a buyer's lack of trust in their ability to purchase. It's a long-standing notion that a buyer needs 20% down towards the cost of the home in order to move forward, but this isn't true. With countless down payment assistant programs and closing cost roll-ins, a homeowner could move in with as little as a couple thousand dollars.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Home Crush of the Month: An Antique Colonial in Kingston Village

I may be a little biased when it comes to this month's home crush, and that's because it happens to be my mother's house. It's not my childhood home, but she's lived in this house for the past 10 years and the transformation that my mom and step-dad did in that time is remarkable (at least in my opinion).